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"NetWeaver AS ABAP" and R/3

Hello,

I was working on Vantive CRM development. But since it is obsolete, I am trying to switch to SAP.

I found R/3 architecture similar to Vantive, and thought it would be easier to learn/switch ABAP

for creating client-server application.

But I came accross "NetWeaver AS ABAP", NetWeaver hosting ABAP - is this R/3 architecture?

With NetWeaver AS ABAP - can R/3 Windows client-server application be created?

Do you suggest learning NetWeaver AS ABAP?

Please Help!

nc

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    Jan 26, 2010 at 11:16 AM

    Hello

    I am not an expert on this subject but you should look into SAP Web DynPro for Java and ABAP. You can develop web based client server apps using those tools.

    I hope this helps

    Regards

    Fayzal

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    Jan 26, 2010 at 11:51 AM

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    Jan 27, 2010 at 01:27 AM

    hi nc,

    "NetWeaver AS ABAP", NetWeaver hosting ABAP are the same... the new name for R/3 architecture, so yes its the same

    you CAN create client-server apps using NetWeaver AS ABAP, however, practically no one does that nowdays. thats bcoz

    1. very few customers actually use abap to develop new c/s apps. ABAP is used more as a support mechanism for the existing R/3 functionalities. so although theoretically you CAN use abap for c/s apps, under normal business circumstances, no one does that. hence if you learn abap, most of the time (99.9%), you will be making modifications to existing R/3 code than create c/s apps. Besides, in case any customers do have existing c/s apps in abap, they would be like really old customers still on previous versions of r/3 and trust me, there are really very few customers who are on old versions of r/3 (for example, in my entire 7 years of sap career, I have seen only 1 customer having c/s apps in abap! that too they just have a couple of apps. besides the apps are not modified anymore, its just the same old code which is working fine for them)

    2. in case you want to develop client server apps, SAP is pushing webdynpro in a big way..webdynpro has two types...webdynpro abap and webdynpro java...

    So in case your passion is to develop new c/s apps, you might as well get into webdynpro. If you are fine with normal coding work, you can get into ABAP

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